Title VIA Guest Lecture Series welcomes Deepa Nair Sept. 18

Title VIA Guest Lecture Series welcomes Deepa Nair Sept. 18

“Opening Doors to Asia”
Thursday Sept. 18
Building WA, room 104
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Dr. Deepa Nair: “Religion and Globalization in South Asia”

Dr. Nair is currently an Assistant Professor of South Asian History at the University of Central Florida and specializes in modern and contemporary Indian/South Asian history. She was born and raised in India, and holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on the rise of religious nationalism in India, globalization and South Asian diaspora, and education and curriculum reform in South Asia. Her recent publications include “The Other Side of Silence—Religion and Conflict in Indian textbooks” in Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts, “Representations of Religion in Indian School Textbooks as a Source of Controversy” in The Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society.

All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to this free lecture. A question and answer period will follow.

These lectures are supported by Santa Fe College and the U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Programs Title VIA grant “Opening Doors to Asia.” For more information, contact David Tegeder at 352-395-5083 or